Update Strikes kill dozens in Gaza as Israel, Hamas seek ceasefire deal

Strikes kill dozens in Gaza as Israel, Hamas seek ceasefire deal

  • The talks also come alongside deepening fears for Gaza’s civilians desperate for food
  • “We didn’t die from air strikes but we are dying from hunger,” said a sign held by one child
By AFP ·

‘Environmental disaster’: Yemeni govt demands help to secure Houthi-hit ship

‘Environmental disaster’: Yemeni govt demands help to secure Houthi-hit ship

  • US Central Command said that a fuel leak from Rubymar had created an 18-mile-long oil slick in the Red Sea
  • The Yemeni government urged the international community to act quickly
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Civil society challenges India’s ties with Israel, warns of war crimes complicity video

Civil society challenges India’s ties with Israel, warns of war crimes complicity

  • Top intellectuals demand that New Delhi ceases facilitating Israeli military activity
  • Activists renew calls for action to oppose the world’s ‘last colonial project’
By Sanjay Kumar ·

The most popular Ardah style in the Kingdom is the Najdi Ardah. (Supplied)

Najdi Ardah — a testament to vibrant Saudi history

  • Saleh Nasser Al-Abdulwahed, leader of the Saudi Ardah group, told Arab News that the Najdi ardah “stands as a testament to Saudi history”
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Dead horses, scraps, leaves: Gaza’s hungry get desperate

Dead horses, scraps, leaves: Gaza’s hungry get desperate

  • Food is running out, with aid agencies unable to get in to the area because of the bombing
By AFP ·

A view of the tin shed concrete houses at the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. (REUTERS)

Fire in island camp injures eight Rohingya refugees

  • The government has dismissed safety concerns over the island, citing the building of flood defenses as well as housing for 100,000 people, hospitals and cyclone centers
By Reuters ·

Animal protein was one of Brazil’s highlights at Gulfood 2024. (Twitter @Gulfood)

Brazil sends largest ever delegation to Gulfood

  • 117 Brazilian companies attend Mideast’s largest food, beverage trade fair in Dubai
  • ‘Our expectation is to surpass $2.5bn in business deals,’ trade agency manager tells Arab News
By Bruna Garcia ·

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

  • Company is ‘no longer cost-effective and will transition to studio model’: CEO 
  • Unclear how decision will impact group’s presence in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

  • Company is ‘no longer cost-effective and will transition to studio model’: CEO 
  • Unclear how decision will impact group’s presence in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Barcelona thump Getafe to go second

Barcelona thump Getafe to go second

  • The defending champions climbed above Girona and have 57 points from 26 games
  • Leaders Real Madrid have 62 points and play their game in hand at home to Sevilla on Sunday
By AFP ·